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Global Changemakers Of The Travel Industry Unite At The First International Women In Travel & Tourism Forum

Travel industry chiefs and next-generation female professionals from 18 countries headed to Iceland and pledged to accelerate gender diversity, gender balance and inclusion within the travel industry at the first International Women In Travel & Tourism Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland, from 24th – 25th January.

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Follow In Pep Guardiola’s ‘Golfing Shoes’ And Swing By The Maldives For Putting In Paradise

With white sand beaches and year-round sunshine, it’s no surprise the Maldives is popular with celebrities across the world, including Manchester City Football Club’s manager Pep Guardiola, who publicly announced this week he would move to the Maldives to play golf if he no longer managed football teams. Continue reading

Future Of Travel: APH.com Research Finds Majority Of Airlines Are Cashless

Travel has come a long way since the days of traveller’s cheques and queuing at traditional bureaux de change, and the payment methods holidaymakers use abroad are rapidly changing with only 9% of purchases expected to be made in cash by 2028*. Airlines are also adopting a more cash-free approach with only 5 of 15 major airlines still accepting cash payments onboard. Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) is therefore helping savvy travellers keep up-to-date with these developments, by releasing an infographic guide detailing which methods of payment are accepted onboard airlines.

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The Tourism Society welcomes GEC PR Director Fiona Anderson as a new elected board member

As we enter an exciting new year, our team is pleased to share that Director of GEC PR Fiona Anderson has been elected as a new member of the Tourism Society. Fiona has been a dedicated member of the Tourism Society for several years, and is currently Chair of its PR Network steering group and now a newly elected board member.

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LOVE Is in the Air in Philadelphia This Valentine’s Day

Lovebirds looking to fly abroad this Valentine’s Day should head to Philadelphia for a long weekend of romantic pursuits in the city, including strolls and selfies in the iconic LOVE Park and an excursion to see 50 romantic public murals during the Mural Arts’ Love Letter Train Tour. Couples can also enjoy a cocktail at the new Four Seasons Philadelphia JG SkyHigh bar or an intimate dining experience at the aptly named restaurant The Love, a cosy American bar and restaurant situated just steps from the upmarket and picturesque neighbourhood of Rittenhouse Square. Continue reading

10 luxury hotels to have on your new year’s wish list

As another year draws to a close and we enter a new decade, those with a passion for travel will most likely spend the days in between Christmas and New Year’s Eve recovering from one too many mince pies by dreaming of their 2020 trips. However, with so many hotel options and online booking companies to choose from, finding the perfect luxury getaway can sometimes be a challenge.

Here are 10 new luxury hotels we have on our 2020 travel wishlist:

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Intimina Panel Discussion Aims To Destigmatise The Career Conversation Around Female Life Cycles At Next Month’s International Women In Travel & Tourism Forum

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Talent, capability, opportunity and success for women working in the travel industry will be discussed during a panel discussion sponsored by intimate health brand Intimina at the first International Women In Travel & Tourism Forum, taking place next month at the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel in Reykjavik in Iceland on 23-24 January 2020. Continue reading

SWAROVSKI OPTIK Brings Guests Closer To Nature On New Guided Bird Walks At Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire

SWAROVSKI OPTIK, a world-leader manufacturer of long-range optics, has announced an official partnership with the five-star Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire to provide guests with a pair of their high-quality CL Companion binoculars during new guided bird walks available at the property. Continue reading

Be On Your Merry Way – APH.com Reveals Inflight Fineable Actions When Flying Abroad This Christmas

The festive season is upon us and many travellers will be starting their Christmas travel by getting merry with a tipple at the airport. To allow passengers to make informed decisions about their actions and ensure they do not incur a festive fine before they arrive at their destination, Airport Parking & Hotels (APH.com) has put together research that reveals the 10 actions travellers should avoid doing on a plane. Continue reading